Jordanian Prime Minister Omar Razzaz Monday discussed with French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, and her accompanying delegation ways and means of enhancing bilateral cooperation, especially in military, security and training fields, and exchanging expertise.
The meeting, which was attended by the Chairman of Joint Chief of Staff, Lt. General Mahmoud Freihat, and the French Ambassador to Jordan, David Bertolotti, focused on cooperation in the arms and defense industries, mainly between the King Abdullah II Design and Development Bureau (KADDB) and its French peers, Petra News Agency reported.
The meeting also dealt with efforts exerted by countries taking part in the international military intervention against the Daesh terror group, stressing that despite the losses the group had suffered in Syria and Iraq, the war must go on to eliminate them.
Razzaz said: “Jordan was one of the first countries to be part of the coalition to combat the terrorist gangs in Iraq and Syria to guarantee the safety of its borders and citizens from the threat posed by terror organizations.”
For her part, Parly said France will continue the war against the terrorist gang of Daesh, lauding Jordan’s role in this regard.
“France will continue to strengthen economic, military and security cooperation with Jordan,” she added.
The French Minister expressed her country’s awareness of the challenges that Jordan faces due to the regional turmoil, and commended the Kingdom’s humanitarian role of taking in Syrian refugees.